Marc Jacobs coined the checkered trend with his Louis Vuitton spring 2013 collection. Though many fashion editors and critics gave him a hard time for the 60s-inspired collection, it still grabbed a lot of people’s attention as other designers started to make clothing with the print. We know what you’re thinking: You don’t want to walk around looking like a chess game, and we understand, but do we ever steer you wrong? Think of wearing checkered pieces the same as plaid or flannel. It’s essentially the same pattern. Just like plaid and stripes, checkered can be paired with different prints as well, but before you tackle print-mixing, we want to first introduce you to a few pieces worth buying.
Take a peek at our 8 stylish checkered picks that’ll leave you ahead of the game.
The boxy cut of this MSGM checkerboard floral-print top would look great paired with a slim-fit bottom like a pencil skirt or tapered pants.